In the wake of several high-profile crimes committeed in the Penn Wynne Neighborhood in the past 18 months, Commissioner Rogers has set up the Neighbohrood Safety Committe. On July 2, 2007, the Committee met for the first time and was charged with taking a comprehensive approach to reviewing any and all means by which the neighborhood can be made safter.
Over the summer the Committee will meet and will come up with a list of recommendations which will be presented to the neighborhood in the fall. Commissioner Rogers will work with the Committee towards immediately implementing the recommendations. The following neighbors volunteered to serve on the Committee:
Shawn Bernatowicz (Principal, Penn Wynne Elementary School)
Matt Bergheiser (Penn Wynne neighbor)
Rob Eckstein (Penn Wynne neighbor)
Shelly Sassler (Penn Wynne neighbor, Penn Wynne Civic Representative)
Dana Axelrod (Penn Wynne neighbor)
Matthew Cramer (Penn Wynne neighbor)
Pat Martin (Penn Wynne Presbyterian Church)
Bob Pransky (Penn Wynne neighbor, Congregation Beth Hamedrosh Representative)
Rachel Kaufman (JCC Representative)
Joanne Frank (Penn Wynne neighbor)
Karen Gotlieb (Penn Wynne neighbor)
Harris Cohen (Penn Wynne neighbor)
Albert Piccerilli (Penn Wynne neighbor)
Tony Marziano (Penn Wynne Business Association Represenatitve)
Lisa Healy (Penn Wynne neighbor)
Pat Sinclair (Penn Wynne neighbor)
Special thanks to these neighbors who volunteered to serve on this Committee!
COMMITEE UPDATE (8/4/07):
The committee has met three times and is off to a strong start. At our last meeting we met with National Night Out founder and Director of Lower Merion Town Watch, Matt Peskin. Our next meeting will include Lower Merion Police Superintendent Joe Daly.
For more information, contact Commissioner Rogers at